'Big Nose Bandit' Suspected In CUHeist

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SAN DIEGO - (12/01/05) -- A man suspected in as many as 23armed robberies in the area over the last five months is believedto be responsible for last Friday's hold-up at California Coast CUhere. The suspect, dubbed the Big Nose bandit for his appearance,usually pulls a demand note from a zippered bag and shows ahandgun, sometimes as many as two guns, police said. The robber hasbeen identified from surveillance videos as 28-year-old AmirHossein Saadat, also known as Mike Saadat, an Iranian who livedmost recently in west Los Angeles. Several people came forwardafter the suspect's photo was published in area mediaoutlets.

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